A Ruhr-University Bochum team has developed an efficient method for identifying promising candidates in the myriad of possible materials. Efficient electrocatalysts, which are needed for the production of green hydrogen, for example, are hidden in materials composed of five or more elements. To this end, the researchers combined experiments and simulation. High entropy alloys (HEAs) […]

Ruhr-University Bochum researchers are reporting on a new class of catalysts that is theoretically suitable for universal use. Numerous chemical reactions relevant for the energy revolution are highly complex and result in considerable energy losses. This is the reason why energy conversion and storage systems or fuel cells are not yet widely used in commercial […]

University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a method that makes it easier to find better and cheaper catalysts. Catalysts that can ensure the creation and storage of bio source, solar and wind energy in fuels and chemicals will therefore play an increasingly important role. The catalysts that are used today are often both expensive and […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released information about a new concept in metallic alloy design called “high-entropy alloys”. The multi-element high-entropy alloy not only tests out as one of the toughest materials on record, but, unlike most materials, the toughness as well as the strength and ductility of this alloy actually improves at cryogenic temperatures. […]

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